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2021 SEP Homecoming Parade Business Registration

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SEP Homecoming Parade Business Registration Form

Parade Date - Thursday, September 23rd at 6:00pm (Line-Up is 5:00pm) 

Theme - "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" 

Parade Form Registration Deadline - Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 5:00pm 

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PARADE GUIDELINES 

1. No entry fee is required to participate.

2. Each parade entry must submit an application and signed waiver form by the deadline of Thursday, September 16th, at 5:00PM. (submit online, email it to melissahorton@altoonachamber.org or mail/drop off at the Altoona Chamber office located at 119 2nd Street SE, Ste. A, Altoona, IA 50009)

3. For safety, only registered floats and vehicles will be allowed in the staging area. 

4. CANDY – no candy can be thrown from the vehicle. Each entry must provide a walker/candy distributor on either side of the vehicle. This will help cut down on children running into traffic to retrieve treats.

5. Entries should not stop to perform during the parade route.

6. The parade sponsors encourage floats to be decorated with the parade theme. Please make sure that your float has an organization/group name displayed.

7. All vehicles towing a float must have safety chains between the pulling vehicle and the float. The float must be secured.

8. All cars/trucks must be street legal.

9. Walking entries must be able to keep up with the pace of the parade and provide a banner/sign with organization/group name.

10. Equestrian or other animal/pet entries are required to supply clean-up crews to follow entries. Waste clean-up in the staging area is mandated. It is recommended to pull hay 12 hours prior to parade.

11. The parade sponsors reserve the right to make any changes and/or revisions at any time without prior notice. The parade sponsors reserve the right to restrict and/or remove parade entries.


PARADE WAIVER FORM 

I understand that there are risks of injury or damage to property in participation in the Southeast Polk Homecoming parade in Altoona, IA on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021.

The Southeast Polk Community School District, the Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce, employees, officers, members, and the City of Altoona will not be responsible for any injury as a result of the parade or damage to property as a result of my participation. Furthermore, I agree to pay, protect, indemnify, and save the afore mentioned groups from all liabilities, damages, costs, expenses, causes of action, lawsuits, demands, judgments, and claims of any nature including but not limited to, any liability to the above named groups that may occur, rising from, by reason, or in connection with my participation in this elected activity.

Acting as the responsible party, I assume responsibility for all those individuals, both minors and adults,
associated with my entry in the 2021 Southeast Polk Homecoming Parade.

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This form must be signed and submitted to the Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce along with your parade application in order for you to participate in the parade. If this form is not returned, you will NOT be able to participate in the parade. 

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